24points

Blackphone 2

91points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Blackphone 2
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136 facts in comparison

Blackphone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
24
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91
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Why is Blackphone 2 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)?

  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 0.7mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.6mm
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 10.1mm shorter
    152.4mmvs162.5mm
  • 12.09% less body volume
    91.98cm³vs104.533cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) better than Blackphone 2?

  • 7.84% more battery power
    3300mAhvs3060mAh
  • 8.75% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs8 x 2GHz
  • 14.55% bigger screen size
    6.3"vs5.5"
  • 3GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs3GB
  • 1.85x more megapixels (main camera)
    12MP & 12MPvs13MP
  • 2.06x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1080 x 1920px
  • 1.6x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MPvs5MP
  • Is dustproof and water resistant

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.thickness

7.9mm

8.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

76.4mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

152.4mm

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

91.98cm³

104.53cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.screen size

5.5"

6.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

5.Has an AMOLED display
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

6.has an IPS screen
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Has out-of-order execution
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

4.Has AES
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.RAM

3GB

6GB

Best

Huawei Nova 4

128GB

6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Cameras

1.megapixels

13MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.front camera megapixels

5MP

8MP

Best

Huawei Honor 10i

32MP

4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

2160 x 60fps

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.has a flash
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.Has a radio
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Lenovo Z5 Pro 64GB

5.Has dedicated media keys
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Battery

1.battery power

3060mAh

3300mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

3.has a removable battery
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Punkt. MP02

4.Supports fast charging
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.has a battery level indicator
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
4.Is free and open source
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
6.Has sharing intents
Blackphone 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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